May Marist Laity NZ & Marian Mothers News

May Marist Laity NZ & Marian Mothers News

Kia Ora Lay Marists, Marian Mothers & friends,   May is traditionally the month of Mary. It also has several special feasts; Ascension on the 16th, Pentecost Sunday 23rd, The solemnity of the Trinity on the 30th and the Feast of the Visitation on the 31st. In...

May reflection for Marian Mothers:  Social Friendship & Mercy

May reflection for Marian Mothers: Social Friendship & Mercy

   In his third encyclical, Pope Francis invites us to recognise that all humanity is intricately linked to each other in one family and asks us to resist the temptation to 'build a culture of walls.. in the heart and on the land"    Bev shares her thoughts in this...

April reflection Marian Mothers – Nothing to See Here

April reflection Marian Mothers – Nothing to See Here

In this month's reflection we hear of Ellen's sense of God's presence in the storms of life, and her desire to also feel God's presence during the ordinariness of day-to-day routines.     For the reflection material click HERE     For an easy to print Marian...

April Marist Laity NZ & Marian Mothers News

April Marist Laity NZ & Marian Mothers News

Kia Ora Marists and friends, Easter Joy! Its a privilege to celebrate freely when much of the world cannot. So let's add gratitude with extra intercession for the world to our Easter. LIBRARY. Thanks to Ellen our library can loan books. We have Marist titles and...

March Marist Laity NZ & Marian Mothers News

March Marist Laity NZ & Marian Mothers News

Kia Ora Marists, Marian Mothers and friends, As I write, the whole country is back in Alert Levels 2/3 so we pray for a speedy resolution to the current community COVID transmissions. It seems clear 2021 will still be unstable, but continuing with plans with a...

February Reflection – Our Tradition of Feasting and Fasting

February Reflection – Our Tradition of Feasting and Fasting

Our first reflection for the year reminds us of our Shrovetide Catholic traditions - feasting and fasting -  forming a rhythm of life in the church year. For February's reflection click HERE An easy to print Marist Laity guide to the reflection can be found HERE For...

ADVENT 2020

ADVENT 2020

For an easy to print copy of this year's Advent reflection click HERE   AS YOU GATHER: Light a main candle of Hope and give everyone an unlit tea candle to hold as you pray or sing - Come Lord Jesus. Wait in Joyful Hope Musical Chant by Michael Herry fms (Marist...

Season of Creation – Laudato Si – Our Common Home

Season of Creation – Laudato Si – Our Common Home

Laudato Si' - Our Common Home Begin with Prayer, then read Deuteronomy 22:1-4, 6-7 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and withhold your help from them; you shall take them back to your brother. And if he is not near you, or if you do not know...

Marist Manaakitanga For All

Marist Manaakitanga For All

We are living through strange times at the moment, but Marists are called to be instruments of mercy. In our reflection for May, we invite you to ponder beyond the immediate, and consider what life, society and church may be like in the aftermath of Covid-19....